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Keoghs Disease and Abuse Aware Winter 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of disease aware. We’ve addressed some subjects in greater detail than normal this time around and among other topics, this issue provides an overview of current progress in The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IISCA).
We also review the latest treatments in mesothelioma claims and the latest developments across a range of topics, including an increase in housing disrepair claims and the rise in claims alleging tinnitus following road traffic accidents.
The latest developments concerning limitation in abuse claims and legal developments concerning vicarious liability also feature, the latter article follows the Court of Appeal decision in Barclays Bank plc (Dr Gordon Bates) Group Litigation,  EWCH 1929.
Two issues dominate current asbestos claims - new treatments for mesothelioma and uncertainty about breach of duty.
Limitation periods exist to protect defendants from stale claim
IICSA is an Independent Statutory Inquiry set up by Theresa May when she was Home Secretary.
Whilst general damages in abuse claims can be assessed within the parameters of reasonable case law, special damages claims have steadily increased and have become more and more elaborate - even straying into areas of illegality.
The law relating to vicarious liability has been thrown into even further confusion by the Court of Appeal in the Barclays Bank plc (Dr Gordon Bates) Group Litigation,  EWHC 1929
Following the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), Keoghs has identified an increase in claims alleging tinnitus following a road traffic accident.
The law does not concern itself with trifling injuries.